Aussie keeper Harper has scan after bat hits head

Sam Harper

Australian wicketkeeper Sam Harper was taken to hospital overnight after being struck on the head by a bat during a Sheffield Shield match.

The Victoria player, 20, needed medical treatment after he was caught by the follow-through of a shot from South Australia batsman Jake Lehmann.

Harper, who was wearing a helmet, later had a brain scan in hospital.

“Scans have not identified any bleeding or bone damage,” a Cricket Victoria statement read.